Peter Pan: Return to Never Land (Special Edition)
(Blayne Weaver, Corey Burton, Kath Soucie, Harriet Owen, Jeff Bennett, et al / Blu ray+DVD / G / (2002) 2013 / Walt Disney Studios)
Overview: Let your imagination soar as your favorite characters from Peter Pan, Disney’s classic adventure, return to Never Land. Now, for the first time through the magic of Blu-ray, experience all the thrilling action with digitally restored picture and spine-tingling high-definition sound!
Blu ray+DVD Verdict: For the record, 'Peter Pan' was another of Walt's personal favorite stories that he had been trying to get produced for a decade prior to it's 1953 release. For people that were not familiar with the classic JM Barrie novel, which is probably very few children at the time, this movie embodied the story of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys for everyone, for all time.
Anyway, we are a big Disney family and as such we love to watch Disney movies and add new ones to our collection, so we were excited to add this one to our collection as well. This movie has a great storyline and kept up the action of the original with a different storyline and undertone. I never know whether I will like some of the sequels that have come out for the Disney movies, as some have been ok, while others have struggled.
I have to say that my family and I enjoyed this one and felt that it added some depth to the main character that you already know and love while adding some new characters to the mix as well.
In London during World War II, Wendy comforts her children with stories about her youthful adventures with Peter Pan in the fantastic world of Neverland. Young Danny loves the stories and believes that they're real, but his older sister, Jane, isn't so certain.
Jane soon discovers her mother is indeed telling the truth when she's kidnapped by the evil Captain Hook and spirited away to his lair in Neverland.
The movie still talks about some of the main topics that have been discussed in the original, particularly, growing up and the battle between youth and adulthood. The movie is fast paced and a lot of fun to watch and enjoy with your family.
One of the best parts for me has to be the ending (though there were other good parts too), but the ending was well done and very personal and touching. If you haven't seen this yet, do, and you too will see what I mean! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Features of:
NEW: Introduction by Diane Disney Miller
Tinker Bell: A Fairy's Tale